Hey Homeslices, I’m back with a new podcast to round out version 4 of this series! Since it’s 2017 and, well, EVERYTHING, I did things a little bit differently (like, very, very slightly different) at the beginning of this podcast. If you don’t like change, try it anyway. If you are completely resistant, you can fast forward to about the 2:40 mark to start our usual walking warm-up.
Unfortunately, the podcast host I use to publish to iTunes hasn’t updated my storage like they should have, but even if I had all my storage for the month, it wouldn’t be enough for this Week 8 Couch to 5k Podcast (right click “save as”), because it is packed with JAMZZZ!
I didn’t want to make you wait any longer, so while I try to figure out my storage situation, you can get your run on.
Start with your 5 minute walking warm-up, and then get your head together to run/jog/walk/twerk for the next 28 minutes.
And now for a Chubby Jones first: I had the pleasure of interviewing health, fitness, and nutrition expert, Yuri Elkaim. The former pro soccer player is also the New York Times best selling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet.
I know that, like me, a lot of runners got into the Couch to 5k program as part of an exercise and diet plan – so I wanted to ask Yuri for his expert advice to help aid us in our health goals. He provided some great info, including ways to exercise smarter, things to avoid, and the best news about carbs I’ve heard in a long time (and gives me the perfect excuse to use my Oprah gif again)
We’ve made it to week 7 and considering the political shit-storm currently happening (I’m sure you feel it regardless of which candidate you’re rooting for) it’s the perfect time to channel your rage into something positive – like accomplishing your goals and getting healthy!
We’ll be doing our regular 5 minute walking warm-up, followed by 25 minutes of nonstop running! Lace up them shoes, stretch it out and get ready to leave behind any limiting beliefs you brought with you because you’re about to kick some serious ass.
I’ve been doing a lot of meditating recently. I don’t know if it’s because I finally reached the age where I’m ok with alone time, or because I’m trying to deal with all the changes happening at once in my life in a way that doesn’t turn me into the shorter, less-green version of The Incredible Hulk, the insane dark dark darkness of this time of year, or what – but I’ve actually enjoyed it, and somehow came to a few realizations that I hope you don’t mind me including in this podcast.
If you do mind, distract yourself by staring at this cute picture of my mom’s cat, Willow:
This week we’re starting with our 5 minute walking warm-up then heading into a 5 minute jog, 3 minutes of brisk walking, 8 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of that brisk walking and 5 minutes of jogging followed by a cool-down. Also, just like Week 5, there are actually three different intervals you’ll be running this week, but unfortunately, I don’t have the space to upload more podcasts to my host for this month, so if you don’t mind, please use the ones from previous versions which you should be able to find riiiiiiiight here. If you do mind, refer back to Willow. Meow.